Kids are really precious, aren’t they? They’re quick at making friends and love deeply. More importantly, they don’t have any of our cynicism and are somewhat unaware of capitalism.
Recently, a Twitter user who works as a nanny shared what the kids she takes care of think of their relationship and it is truly heart-meltingly sweet. Unaware of the monetary aspects of the babysitting job, the kids feel that the nanny hangs out with them as they are besties.
Today I discovered that the kids I nanny do not in fact understand that I am paid to take care of them and believe that I am just their friend who comes over to play I cannnnttttt🥺🥺🥺🥺😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— t (@lovextinyti) September 12, 2020
Several others in the profession recounted stories of kids asking them what their job was and why they couldn’t stay at their homes permanently. When some of them found out, they were quite hurt. Even kindergarten teachers had similar experiences where the students thought they lived in the school and played with children every day for fun. Take a look.
The kids I used to nanny thought the same. The little boy cried so hard. He was like so you’re getting money to be my friend😂😭y’all I was so crushed!!!
— TaeTheDon (@princessatae) September 12, 2020
the kids i nannied knew i got paid but they still would ask me to do all sorts of things with them as friends lmaoooo like come to my birthday party!! let’s go bowling this weekend!! so sweet
— sabrina (@sabrinaj0y_) September 13, 2020
My friend is a kindergarten teacher and experienced something similar. A child asked her why she doesn't get a job instead of just coming to play with them everyday.
— 𝖘𝖎𝖇𝖚 (@Dukiswa) September 13, 2020
I nanny for two kids. They were HURT when they found out that I get paid to come play with them. They thought the money their dad gave me was just green paper.
— 𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘𝖆✨ (@s8nswh0r3) September 13, 2020
This summer the 8 year old I’ve babysat full time for 4 summers made fun of me for not having a job and I just let him because I couldn’t break it to him. https://t.co/TYSJ9YhnSo
— Hayley. (@haybeard) September 14, 2020
the girls i babysat told their friends i’m just “their cousin and friend that hangs out with them sometimes” ahaha https://t.co/9Sm3gdaO6m
— amelia ♡ (@amelia_nicoleee) September 13, 2020
I teach preschool and at least twice a week a child will ask me where I work. They all genuinely think I’m just there to play and have fun with them. 💛 https://t.co/6nw5Jlzh8o
— brooke (@brooke_maresca) September 13, 2020
I got to watch a 3 year old this week and I DEFINITELY cried a single tear when he gave me a hug and said, “I love you, will you be my friend forever?” https://t.co/3cLQdfDoD7
— RK (@mamma_rach) September 13, 2020
Me, the little girl told her mom to buy a bigger house so I can move in since I’m part of the family 🥺 https://t.co/VquAvnY9N5
— allie (@allieee____) September 13, 2020
Bro if you imply that nannying your nanny kids is “work” or “your job” around them, that is as serious an offense as ruining Santa Claus. We’re BESTIES https://t.co/wbftrR3qsu
— stanley yelnats (@Tonyhawkskid) September 13, 2020
They really do think I’m just someone that comes over to have “adventures” every day 😭🥺 https://t.co/2wupjXlIYW
— Hope (@hopetrinh) September 13, 2020
They’ll find out eventually but until then, can we just keep it a secret (like the Tooth Fairy) because these kids are too adorable!